Ride Blast

September 8, 2023

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Important School-Wide Dates:


11 - Grandparent's Day - Russo Pizza - All Day

13 - Homecoming Parade - Market Street -- Bring your kids to march in parade!!

14 - Picture Day

15 - International Dot Day - wear dots to school!

15 - CPHS Homecoming Game

19 - Spirit Night - Local Table

20 - Read for a Better Life - CPHS students read to Ride kids

20 - Ride's Reading Adventure Fundraiser Kick Off

Message from the Principal

Hello Ride Parents,

We are excited about the Red Wagon/CPHS Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 13th! Sally K. Ride is encouraging everyone to come out and enjoy the community event. There will also be a fantastic High School Pep Rally immediately following the parade on Market Street. We are going to make a day of it at school as well. The theme is Paris! On Wednesday, wear black and white to school!

Red scarves will be handed out to all students who come to the parade to accentuate your outfit. Many parents have also said they have found some cute berets to wear. We have even provided a cute cut out beret the kids and make and color to wear at the parade.

We will meet in the Orvis parking lot at 5:30pm. The parade begins at 6:00pm and it will procede around the Market street square and end right back at Orvis. I hope you can join us!!

I would also like to feature our after school dance club, Dancing Through Life. It is a great opportunity the Fred Astaire Dance Studio has brought to Ride. Please scroll down to the bottom of newsletter for more information! It is for Kindergarten through 4th grade.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Megan Burnham

#See the Good in All Things

Grandparent's Day

Our Wonderful PTO is sponsoring Grandparent's Day on September 11, 2023, at Russo's Pizza located on 242. You may have delivery (please order through the restaurant) pick up or dine in.. 20% will go back to the school. Please tell them you are with Sally K. Ride Elementary. The offer is good all day!

September 13 - Red Wagon Parade

We are so excited to invite ALL Ride Challengers to walk with our teachers and staff in the Red Wagon Parade!

The theme is Paris, and we are inviting all students to wear black and white to school and to the parade on Wednesday, September 13th.

Click this link to access a printable French beret you can wear!

This is such a wonderful time to show your school spirit and support College Park High School.

The class with the highest percentage of students attending the parade will win a Popsicle Party!

Parade Directions:

  • Please meet in the Orvis Parking Lot @ Market Street at 5:30.

  • Plan to park in the parking garage or different lot, the Orvis lot will not be available for parking.

  • After the parade is over, you can pick your student up in the Orvis Parking lot.

  • After the parade, there will be a pep rally!

Please use the link below to let us know you are coming to the parade!

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Ride Spirit Night - September 19th

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Accessing RideTechnology at Home

Parent tutorial videos to show parents how to access some of our technology at home that was shared at Parent Info Night. Access Ride Technology

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Ride's Fall Fundraiser is Coming Soon!

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A Peek at the Week!

Lunch Sign-Up

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are offering two options for lunch signups. You will have the opportunity to sign up to eat in the cafeteria with your child or outside in our gazebo/picnic table area. You will not be able to change locations after signup is complete. If you sign up to eat outside and it rains, you will be unable to move into the building due to limited seating. You may sign up for another day/time.

Each slot is available for two adults and the child you are eating lunch with..

Please see the schedule below for designated grade level lunch visitor’s days. Make sure that you sign up under the correct time slot for your child’s lunchtime. Each student may have two visitors every 3-4 weeks.This ensures every parent has an opportunity to sign up. Remember to bring a valid id when you visit the building.

Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are asking all parents with small children to eat outside in the gazebo area.

Lunch Sign-Up

Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten/Second Grade 11:45-12:15

ECSE/Prekindergarten 11:55-12:25

First Grade 12:15-1245

Third/Fourth Grade 12:30-1:00

Visitation Days:

Monday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Tuesday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Wednesday: Kinder, 1st, 2nd

Thursday: ECSE, PreK, 3rd, 4th

Friday: Any Grade Level

After School Programs Available at Ride Elementary

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Boots vs Badges Softball Game

The Woodlands Township is inviting Sally K. Ride students and families out to support our local firefighters and sheriff's officers to a free event on Saturday, September 23rd, from 7:00-8:30, at McCullough Jr. High Softball Field.

Cheer for your favorite team "Boots vs. Badges" in this friendly community competition!

Students and parents can get thunder sticks and handheld fans to cheer for their favorite team, while supplies last.

The grade level with the most in attendance will earn a popsicle party from ATI Services! Concessions will be available to purchase.

Let's be loud and proud! Challengers, accept the challenge to fill the stadium!

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Sally K. Ride House System

Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition Resources

  • Apply Online for Free and Reduced Meals
  • Prepay or Check Balances for School Meals

What's for Lunch and Breakfast

Special Education Parent Resource Newsletter

Our Special Education Parent Resource Center has a Back to School Newsletter linked below which could be very helpful for the upcoming year!


Ride Grade Level Newsletters

2023-2024 School Calendar

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Office 365

Below is the PDF link to instructions on how to install your Office 365 account.

Each CISD student has five FREE copies available for their use on various devices.

Volunteer at Ride or any CISD School

We value the contributions you make to Ride to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application. This includes working in the classroom, reading to students, working in the library, etc..

CISD Volunteer Application

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Ride's Social Media

Do you follow Ride Elementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?

Facebook: Ride Elementary, Conroe ISD

Instagram: @ridecisd

Twitter: @RideCISD

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!

Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

Parent Resource Newsletter

Please follow the link to the Parent Resource Center provided by the School District.


Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.

To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.